- Title: N.Korea minister in Beijing to seek new solutions for conflict
- Date: 21st October 2019
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (OCTOBER 21, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VICE DEFENCE MINISTER OF NORTH KOREA KIM HYONG RYONG GIVING A SPEECH WITH MILITARY OFFICIALS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES SITTING AROUND AND OTHER EXPERTS SITTING UNDER THE STAGE SCHOLARS, MILITARY EXPERTS, OFFICIALS FROM CHINA, UNITED STATES, RUSSIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES SITTING IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM KIM SPEAKING KIM STANDING ON THE STAGE AND GIVING A SPEECH MILITARY OFFICIAL'S BADGE KIM STANDING ON THE STAGE AND GIVING A SPEECH
- Embargoed: 4th November 2019 10:23
- Keywords: N.Korea military official Pennisula situation US-North Korea relation
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Defence,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B21GFNR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Kim Hyong Ryong, North Korea's Vice Minister of the People's Armed Forces was in Beijing to attend Xiangshan Forum on Monday (October 21), giving a speech about the conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
This month North Korea issued a veiled threat about ending the freeze in long-range missile testing amid continued economic sanctions and pressure aimed at pushing it to give up its nuclear and ballistic missiles programmes.
North Korea has conducted missile tests in recent months, including that of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, and broke off the latest working-level nuclear talks with the U.S. in early October.
Pyongyang's top negotiator for the talks blamed the U.S. for the breakdown and said Washington "brought nothing" to the negotiating table. Pyongyang has so far stuck to a freeze in testing of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles that has been in place since 2017 and allowed for three meetings between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump since last year.
(Production: Jason Lee, Fang Nanlin)
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